Notice relating to the Canada Labour Code – Part III

Part III of the Canada Labour Code contains provisions setting out minimum labour standards for employers and employees in the federal jurisdiction.

These provisions include standards relating to the following:

  • hours of work
  • minimum wages
  • equal treatment
  • annual vacations
  • general holidays
  • multi-employer employment
  • leave of absence for members of the reserve force
  • group termination of employment
  • maternity-related reassignment and leave
  • flexible work arrangements (New)
  • maternity leave
  • parental leave
  • compassionate care
  • leave related to critical illness
  • leave related to death or disappearance
  • bereavement leave
  • personal leave (New)
  • leave for victims of family violence (New)
  • leave for traditional aboriginal practices (New)
  • leave for court or jury duty (New)
  • individual termination of employment
  • severance pay
  • garnishment of wages
  • medical leave
  • work-related illness and injury
  • unjust dismissal
  • payment of wages
  • sexual harassment
  • protection from reprisal
  • genetic testing

For further information concerning these provisions, please contact the nearest Labour Program office of Employment and Social Development Canada or visit the Labour Program website.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

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